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Urinary incontinence (UI), or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 13 million Americans—85 percent of them women. Although about half of the elderly have episodes of incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging, and they are not exclusively a problem of the elderly.

Incontinence has several causes. Women are most likely to develop incontinence either during pregnancy and childbirth, or after the hormonal changes of menopause, because of weakened pelvic muscles. Older men can become incontinent as the result of prostate surgery. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications including cold or over-the-counter diet tablets also can cause episodes of incontinence.

But even though urinary incontinence can be improved in 8 out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever discuss the condition with their health care professional. The condition often goes untreated.

Adjuvant radiotherapy after prostatectomy ‘risks urinary incontinence’

Men who receive adjuvant radiation therapy following radical prostatectomy face a significantly increased risk of urinary incontinence in the following years, study findings indicate. [More]
Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola researchers study role of yoga in reducing symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) researchers are recruiting women for a study to determine whether practicing yoga will help reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence. [More]

ICIQ bladder diary ‘psychometrically valid’

UK researchers in collaboration with patients and clinicians have developed a new diary to be used to record lower urinary tract symptoms. [More]
Research report on China's duloxetine market

Research report on China's duloxetine market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China Duloxetine Market" report to their offering. [More]
Antibiotics for UTI often taken before, after incontinence surgery

Antibiotics for UTI often taken before, after incontinence surgery

One in four women undergoing surgery for urinary incontinence has recently taken antibiotics for a urinary tract infection, a large population-based study shows. [More]
Ipsen: Dysport Phase IIa clinical trial effective in treatment of NDO

Ipsen: Dysport Phase IIa clinical trial effective in treatment of NDO

Ipsen (Paris:IPN) (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced positive results from its phase IIa clinical trial assessing Dysport in the treatment of Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity (NDO) in patients with urinary incontinence not adequately managed by anticholinergics. [More]
Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

Building muscle mass important in decreasing metabolic risk

New UCLA research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition - and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI - is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. [More]

Study finds comparable outcomes for two commonly used procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse

Two common procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse without vaginal mesh are comparable in safety and efficacy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers also found that behavioral and pelvic floor muscle therapy (BPMT) did not improve urinary incontinence or prolapse symptoms in affected women. [More]

Retropubic, transobturator slings show long-term equivalence for SUI

Two minimally invasive surgical procedures for female urinary incontinence offer similar long-term cure rates and high levels of patient satisfaction, follow-up of clinical trial participants has found. [More]

Mortality in prostate cancer lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing

Mortality in prostate cancer is lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing compared with areas with little testing shows a study published online today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute by researchers from Umeå University, Sweden and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. [More]

NAFC honors Dr. Alan J. Wein with Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award

The National Association For Continence presented Alan J. Wein, MD, FACS, PhD(hon) with its Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion award at the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, & Urogenital Reconstruction's 2014 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on February 28, 2014. [More]

LUTS frequency, severity assessed across Finnish population

Urinary urgency is the most bothersome lower urinary tract symptom at the population level, whereas urgency incontinence causes the most bother to individuals, a large European survey reveals. [More]

Brief physical therapy improves symptoms, QoL in urinary incontinence

A 1-month programme of physical therapy results in significant improvements in quality of life among women with urinary incontinence, a clinical trial has found. [More]

NAFC designates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Center of Excellence

The National Association For Continence has designated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a Center of Excellence: Continence Care. Anurag K. Das, MD; Roger Lefevre, MD; Janet Li, MD; and Deborah A. Nagle, MD are the principle physicians for this COE. [More]

Detrusor muscle function declines with age

Detrusor muscle function and efficiency decline with increasing age, a urodynamic study of women with stress urinary incontinence indicates. [More]

Mini-sling partially successful for stress urinary incontinence

A mini-sling that requires a single incision may be a viable alternative to the “gold standard” transobturator midurethral sling for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, a randomised controlled trial has found. [More]

FDA approves InControl Medical's InToneMV device for treatment of female urinary incontinence

InControl Medical, LLC, a women's health company focusing on female urinary incontinence, has received FDA clearance for their proprietary, patented, InToneMV, providing women who suffer with vaginal atrophy a smaller, more comfortable medical device for the treatment of stress, urge and mixed female urinary incontinence without surgery or drugs. [More]
Targacept completes patient recruitment in TC-5214 Phase 2b study for treatment of overactive bladder

Targacept completes patient recruitment in TC-5214 Phase 2b study for treatment of overactive bladder

Targacept, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel NNR Therapeutics, today announced that it has completed recruitment of patients in its Phase 2b clinical study of TC-5214 as a treatment for overactive bladder (OAB). [More]

Incontinence prophylaxis shows potential in pelvic organ prolapse

Research from Taiwan suggests that combining trocar-guided transvaginal mesh surgery with a midurethral sling in the treatment of women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse could be an effective way to manage associated stress urinary incontinence. [More]

New article outlines different types of incontinence and treatment options

Urinary incontinence affects up to 13% of Australian men and up to 37% of Australian women. There are several types of urinary incontinence, and each has different treatment options. [More]